Always liked Mr. Bean – and his real life persona.
British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson has become the latest celebrity to criticize so-called cancel culture. During an extensive interview with Radio Times, Atkinson, who is best known for his satirical “Mr. Bean” character, said cancel culture was eroding freedom of speech and made him fearful for the future. “It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn,” he said.